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This post was meant to be published on Saturday, 17 July 2021, but I was out of town without Internet. Apologies to subscribers for the delay.
It’s been awhile since I’ve written a detailed update on Lamar Town Council. Lamar is really a wonderful town, and a great place to live; we’re just experiencing a number of strains that are typical for a small town with an aging population. Even so, Lamar is uniquely poised for a renaissance, given its proximity to I-20 and the major population centers in the region.
That said, there are some systemic problems that are making that renewal more difficult. Progress is being made to address each of these problems in turn, but it’s slow and often piecemeal. That’s no criticism of the fine people who work for the Town—they’re doing quite well—but it’s indicative of the kinds of pressures on time and resources the town is experiencing.